Ryder, Shell partnering for 15 LNG-fueled trucks

Ryder liquefied natural gas vehicle. (Photo: Business Wire)Ryder liquefied natural gas vehicle. (Photo: Business Wire)

Shell will fuel 15 liquefied natural gas heavy-duty vehicles supporting oil and gas operations for Ryder in Lafayette, La. and Houston, Texas, Ryder has announced.

The 15 new LNG-fueled vehicles will replace Ryder diesel-powered trucks in the existing fleet and will be serviced out of Ryder’s Lafayette facility. Ryder has signed a 5-year agreement with Shell, which will provide LNG fuel for the dedicated natural gas fleet.

The Shell sea port and cross-state routes are well-suited for natural gas vehicles, Ryder says.

“We are excited to work with Ryder to transfer diesel vehicles to LNG. LNG can be a good choice for truck owners, and more are making the switch to LNG,” said Dan Flynn, Shell Vice President Logistics.

The natural gas vehicles are being made available through Ryder’s participation in the Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program, funded by the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan initiatives and administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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